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The Amazing Moving Parts of the Keck Observatory, in Time-Lapse Glory [Video]

High atop Hawaii’s Mauna Kea mountain is the W.M. Keck observatory. Like most telescopes trained towards the sky, most of us are familiar with what these institutions produce during the night — gorgeous pictures of stars, greater insight into the nature of the universe, etc. However, it takes a lot of daytime work to keep these incredibly complex and massive telescopes in working order. This video, shot by Andrew Cooper, highlights the men and women that keep telescopes running and make the science happen. Also, there are lasers.

(via Universe Today)

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